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    Official David Diamond Website David Diamond (1915-2005) was an American composer. In 1945, he was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress for the composition Symphony No. 4 for orchestra. The Music Division received a holograph score in 1945 (https://lccn.loc.gov/m53000907). In 1981, he was commissioned with the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress for the composition Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano....
    • Contributor: Diamond, David
    • Date: 2018
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    Britten-Pears Foundation Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) was an English composer, conductor, and pianist. In 1942, he was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation for the composition Peter Grimes, an opera in three acts. The Music Division received a holograph score in 1945 (https://lccn.loc.gov/m56000894). Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Britten-Pears Foundation - Britten, Benjamin
    • Date: 2018
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    Michael Tippett Musical Foundation Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998) was an English composer. In 1957, he was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress for the composition King Priam, an opera in three acts. The Music Division received the holograph score in 1961 (https://lccn.loc.gov/63034557). Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Tippett, Michael
    • Date: 2018
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    Chester Biscardi, composer Chester Biscardi (b. 1948) is an American composer. In 2007, he was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress for the composition Sailors and Dreams for voice and chamber ensemble or voice and piano. The Music Division received holograph sketches and signed printed scores in 2011 (https://lccn.loc.gov/2011562997). Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Biscardi, Chester
    • Date: 2018
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    Aaron Copland Fund for Music Aaron Copland (1900-1990) was an American composer and conductor. In 1943, he was commissioned by the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Congress for the ballet score Appalachian Spring for chamber orchestra, choreographed by Martha Graham. The Music Division holds holograph sketches (https://lccn.loc.gov/62027324), the holograph full score (https://lccn.loc.gov/m53000541), and the holograph piano reduction (https://lccn.loc.gov/m53000546). In 1950, he was commissioned by the Elizabeth...
    • Contributor: Aaron Copland Fund for Music - Copland, Aaron
    • Date: 2018
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    David Del Tredici, composer David Del Tredici (b. 1937) is an American composer. In 1966, he was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress for the composition Syzygy for soprano and chamber orchestra. The Music Division received the holograph score in 1967 (https://lccn.loc.gov/68033202). In 2000, he was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation for the composition Wondrous the Merge for baritone and string quartet....
    • Contributor: Del Tredici, David
    • Date: 2018
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    Lou Harrison House Lou Harrison (1917-2003) was an American composer. In 1973 he was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation at the Library of Congress for the composition Elegiac Symphony for large orchestra. The Music Division received the holograph score and sketches in 1976 (https://lccn.loc.gov/93705892). Website. electronic | Electronic (Form).
    • Contributor: Harrison, Lou
    • Date: 2019
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    Jennifer Higdon Jennifer Higdon (b.1962) is an American composer. In 2011, she was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress for the composition In the Shadow of Sirius for soprano and string quartet. The Music Division holds holograph sketches and signed printed scores (https://lccn.loc.gov/2012562839). The Music Division also holds a signed printed rehearsal score and related electronic materials (https://lccn.loc.gov/2015560369). In 2015, she...
    • Contributor: Higdon, Jennifer
    • Date: 2010
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    Charles Wuorinen - Composer Charles Wuorinen (1938-2020) was an American composer. In 1964, he was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress for the composition Chamber Concerto for oboe and chamber ensemble. In 1984, he was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation for the composition Concertino for orchestra or 15 solo players; the Music Division received a holograph score in 1985 (https://lccn.loc.gov/86753167). In 1996...
    • Contributor: Wuorinen, Charles
    • Date: 2019
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    Official Ned Rorem Website Ned Rorem (b. 1923) is an American composer, author, and educator. In 1965, he was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress for the composition Letters from Paris for chorus and chamber orchestra. The Music Division received a holograph score in 1966 (https://lccn.loc.gov/67038891). In 1972, he was commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress for the composition...
    • Contributor: Rorem, Ned
    • Date: 2019
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    Copland House Aaron Copland (1900-1990) was an American composer and conductor. In 1943, he was commissioned by the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Congress for the ballet score Appalachian Spring for chamber orchestra, choreographed by Martha Graham. The Music Division holds holograph sketches (https://lccn.loc.gov/62027324), the holograph full score (https://lccn.loc.gov/m53000541), and the holograph piano reduction (https://lccn.loc.gov/m53000546). In 1950, he was commissioned by the Elizabeth...
    • Contributor: Copland, Aaron
    • Date: 2019
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    Capricorn: Association des amis de Samuel Barber Samuel Barber (1910-1981) was an American composer. In 1942, he was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation for the composition Prayers of Kierkegaard, Op. 30 for mixed chorus, soprano solo, and orchestra with incidental solos for tenor and alto. The Music Division holds holograph sketches (https://lccn.loc.gov/2002540957), a holograph full score (https://lccn.loc.gov/65045727), and a holograph piano-vocal score (https://lccn.loc.gov/65045728). The Music Division received the holograph scores...
    • Contributor: Barber, Samuel
    • Date: 2019
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    The Marc Blitzstein Web Site Marc Blitzstein (1905-1964) was an American composer. In 1958, he was commissioned by the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress for the composition Regina, an opera in three acts. The Music Division received the manuscript score in 1959. The Music Division purchased an annotated facsimile vocal score with related manuscript materials (https://lccn.loc.gov/96704822). The website http://www.marcblitzstein.com was created in 1997 by Irma Bauman...
    • Contributor: Blitzstein, Marc
    • Date: 2019